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Shakespeare's Globe, London

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Discover the plays of the Bard of Avon the way they were meant to be seen, at Shakespeare's Globe. an authentic reproduction of the open-air theater once established by the playwright's playing company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men. The modern playhouse sits roughly 230 m (750 ft) from the site of the original. Between performances, take a guided tour of the theater, and browse exhibitions highlighting Shakespeare and theater in the 16th and 17th centuries. If watching a play while exposed to the elements doesn't appeal, the adjoining Jacobean theater recreates the style of indoor playhouse for which Shakespeare also wrote. To visit Shakespeare's Globe and get the most from your holiday in London, create itinerary details personal to you using our London itinerary builder.
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  • As it would be with any popular attraction, it is best to book your tickets in advance. We have done it about two weeks before the performance, and we still were able to get good seats, but there was ...  more »
  • I adore Shakespeare but last weekend was my first trip to the Globe Theatre. What an absolute treat. The authentic Elizabethan feel in this modern building is wonderful. We saw Romeo & Juliet. Now tha...  more »
  • Super. Modern interpretation with loads of humour - so accessible. This is how the normal people of Shakespeare's day must have enjoyed his work. Really fun performance  more »
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  • The Sam Wanamaker theatre is a really beautiful candlelit space with live music. I definitely recommend a visit. We had standing tickets on the top side balcony but were comfy enough. Some of the stage was obscured but it wasn't too bad. If I were to change anything it would be that standing tickets didn't have assigned numbers because it's a bit of a pain for the whole row to shuffle out to let later people in, it'd be easier to just move down the row in the order you arrive.
  • One of my favourite places. Theatre: star, sun and storm. Productions imbued with beauty and emotion and laughter. Warm, friendly staff. Wonderful education and workshop events as well. The Mark Rylance productions are still among some of the best Shakespeare (and theatre) I've been too. This is a beautiful space even for a visit out of season.
  • The experience at the Globe is second to none. The staff were knowledgeable, passionate and communicative and made active attempts to engage their patrons. Even on miserable London days, the guides made the tour interesting, informative and humorous. Even for those with no admiration for Shakespeare, it is still certainly worth visiting.
  • Really lovely theatre. Was my first time, was a side part of the globe, it was very intimate as it was very small, some of the view was restricted though from where we were standing. Saw Othello, which was very well acted out, lighting was only done by candle light which added to the ambience.
  • Incredible performers, highly enjoyable shows, highly recommend to any visitor or local to just watch a show. Even if it's just a last minute standing ticket, the experience is well worth it! Tip: if standing, arrive 20 mins pre show to be front and centre. Avoid seats on the sides during shows without amplification (if voice projection, difficulties in hearing if a performer's back is to you). Best seats centre, any level. Also to the newbies: there is an interval to plays. It is not the end when the doors reopen for the first time.